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Biography

Ayong is a Korean qualified lawyer with five years of experience in international investment and commercial arbitration. She has specific experience in high-profile investment treaty arbitrations against the Republic of Korea, as well as disputes involving corporate law, licensing agreements, and tax.

Before joining the MIDS, she worked as an associate at a top-tier law firm in Korea (2017-2020), where she acted in investment and commercial disputes under the UNCITRAL, ICC, and KCAB Rules. Prior to that, she worked with the Korean Ministry of Justice (2015-2017) as legal adviser on investment treaty arbitration cases against the Republic of Korea and on negotiations of Korea’s BIT/FTAs. She has significant experience advising government clients in investor-State disputes, as well as representing corporate clients in international commercial arbitrations and litigations involving enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards.

Ayong is a co-editor of ‘International Investment Arbitration and Public Policy II’ (Korean edition, June 2020) with Professor Hi-Taek Shin and Ms. Liz Kyo-Hwa Chung. She was a contributor of an Investment Treaty Overview for the Republic of Korea for the Oxford University Press.

As a student in Seoul National University in Korea, Ayong won accolades for her university in various moot court competitions such as the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition (2005-2006) and the FDI Moot Court Competition (2014). She has experience coaching Jessup, WTO/FTA, FDI Moot Court teams (2007-2014) and served as arbitrator in the FDI Moot Court (2016-present).

She enjoys freediving and yoga in her free time.

Nationality

South Korea

Working languages

English
Korean

Other languages

Mandarin

Location

Switzerland
Geneva

Areas of Expertise

Investment Arbitration
International Commercial Arbitration
International Dispute Settlement
Transnational Litigation
International Arbitration
Private International Law
International Commercial Law
Public International Law

Bar information

Seoul, 2015

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